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Published on
March 20, 2017
The If Project

Union College presents The IF Project with documentary director Kathlyn Horan as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at Union’s Rector Little Theatre on Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. Following a screening of the film the filmmaker will engage the audience in a discussion about the film and her work. The event is free and open to the public, but due to limited seating reservations are encouraged by emailing uarts@unionky.edu.

Published on
March 09, 2017
Music from the Appalachian Mountains

Union College is hosting folk musicians Ken Perlman and Bobby Taylor for “Music from the Appalachian Mountains” on Monday, March 20 at 7 pm. This free event will be held in Union’s Rector Little Theatre. Perlman and Taylor will take the stage focusing on Appalachian folk music, but will interlace their performance with Canadian maritime music as well as other seafaring shanties to tell the tale of immigrants making their way from Europe into Appalachia. 

Published on
March 08, 2017
Ryan Sergent-Payne

Union College’s Ryan Sergent-Payne has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Appalachian College Association (ACA) Colonel Lee. B. Ledford Scholarship. The Ledford Scholarship offers financial assistance for students enrolled at ACA member institutions to conduct summer research in the the fields of laboratory and field work; interviews; analyzing special collections and participant observation. Sergent-Payne joins students from 11 other ACA schools who were honored with the scholarship this year. This is the second year in a row a Union College student has been selected for the scholarship. 

Published on
February 22, 2017
Maya Angelou

Union College presents Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise with co-directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at Union’s Rector Little Theatre on Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m. Following a screening of the film, the filmmakers will be in attendance for a discussion about the film and their work with the audience. The event is free and open to the public, but due to limited seating reservations are encouraged by emailing uarts@unionky.edu.

Published on
February 07, 2017
Perspectives on Appalachia

Union College will be hosting renowned Appalachian historian and professor Dr. William Turner for a presentation on February 28 at 7 p.m. Dr. Turner is appearing through a partnership between Union’s Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Educational Studies Unit. The event is free and open to the entire Union College community. 

Published on
February 02, 2017
Mind Game

Union College presents Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw with director, producer, and editor Rick Goldsmith as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers in Union’s Rector Little Theatre on Thursday, February 9 at 7 p.m. Following a screening of the film, the filmmaker will engage the audience in a discussion about the film and his work. The event is free and open to the public, but due to limited seating reservations are encouraged by emailing uarts@unionky.edu.

Published on
January 30, 2017

On March 24, high school junior and senior students from throughout the region are invited to become part of the pack during Union College’s Bulldog Preview Day. This event is open to all interested high school students and offers a first-hand glimpse at life as a Bulldog on the Union College campus. 

Published on
January 20, 2017
Madeline McDowell Breckinridge

Union College is partnering with Kentucky Chautauqua to present Madeline McDowell Breckinridge: “Votes for Women” on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the Patridge Campus Center. The event is sponsored by Union’s Educational Studies Unit and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs Kentucky – Barbourville Junior Woman’s Study Club. 

Published on
January 17, 2017
Union College

Union College recognized this week the students who have been named Presidential Laureates or named to the Dean’s List for the 2016 fall semester. A total of 26 students were named Presidential Laureates. 139 undergraduates were honored with recognition among the 2016 Dean's List.

Published on
January 11, 2017
Spring Convo

Irma Gall, who founded a community outreach center in Knox County nearly 60 years ago, will be the featured speaker during Union College’s 2017 spring convocation. The event will be held in Robsion Arena on January 19 at 9:30 a.m. 

Published on
January 06, 2017
U Laurels

Three of Union College’s noted alumni will be honored next month during the 2017 Bluegrass Sports Awards. Donald G. Lane ’65, along with Sarah K. Ramsey ’62 and husband Kenneth L. Ramsey ’53, will be recognized at the awards ceremony and banquet to be held on February 1 in Lexington. This is the sixth annual Bluegrass Sports Awards, a ceremony held by the Bluegrass Sports Commission to honor the Commonwealth’s highest achievers in sports. This year’s ceremony is presented by Alltech. 

Published on
January 05, 2017
Union adopts new inclement weather policy

Union College has adopted a new inclement weather policy as the winter weather season approaches. The new policy will take effect immediately. Dr. David Johns, Vice-President for Academic Affairs, says the new policy will ensure all classes can meet during times of weather delay. The new policy utilizes an abbreviated meeting schedule throughout the day as opposed to the old policy that cancelled morning sessions during weather delays. 

Published on
November 21, 2016
Golden Can

Union College and the Barbourville community joined together to collect more than 8,000 pounds of food for the annual Kentucky Harvest Southeast food drive - Pursuit of the Golden Can. The annual food drive competition pits the Union College community against University of the Cumberlands to collect food and donations for area food banks. This is the 5th year of the organized food drive; with the winner each year awarded the Golden Can. Union has held the Golden Can since Kentucky Harvest Southeast created the program. 

Published on
November 18, 2016
ESU

Teachers educated at Union College have earned a 100% first-time percent pass rate on the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Praxis II certification exams in 2016. Dr. Jason Reeves, Dean of Union’s Educational Studies Unit, announced the 2016 testing results last week. Dr. Reeves said 25 ESU teacher candidates took the certification exam across three different testing platforms (Elementary, Middle, and Secondary). All of the teacher candidates passed the exam on their first attempt.

Local community urged to donate to KY Harvest food drive
Published on
October 25, 2016
Golden Can

The Union College community is being urged to support The Pursuit of the Golden Can, a food drive initiative created by Kentucky Harvest Southeast. This is the 5th year for The Pursuit of the Golden Can, which asks college communities in southeast Kentucky to join together in a food drive to support those less fortunate in our region. The food drive is organized as a competition with the college collecting the most food for Kentucky Harvest Southeast is awarded the prestigious Golden Can. Union College has held the award since the inception of the program, consistently defeating University of the Cumberlands. 

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